Life and Times: Episode 1
“One of the most unforgettable adventures of my theatergoing experience.” —New York Times
This deeply captivating and exuberant new approach to American theater has toured Europe to wild acclaim and now comes home for a Walker debut.
Based wholly on one woman’s real life and minutely detailed memories from birth to third grade, this work by Nature Theater of Oklahoma revels in the stimulating and the silly, the mundane and the absurd—and above all, the unpredictable contradictions of life itself. Sung entirely in a pop-meets-chamber-opera style, the text is at once funny, intelligent, and loopingly hypnotic, revealing every hesitation, incomplete thought, and unconscious verbal habit.
Finding a poignant balance between grand and intimate, this audacious theatrical spectacle features a masterful pit band and six unforgettable actor/singers choreographed with mock-Soviet precision. Time flies by in this buoyantly innovative “masterpiece” (New Yorker), which proves that every life, no matter how ordinary, is ultimately profound and heroic.
Note: Run time approximately 3.5 hours plus intermission.
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